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Photography

University Centre Leeds, Leeds City College

UCAS Code: W640 | Foundation Degree - FD

Entry requirements


A level

D,D

Access to HE Diploma

M:24

A typical offer would be based on students achieving their Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits, 24 of which are to be at Merit.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 of GCSE grades at C or above including English

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MMP

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Photography

Gain exposure to the captivating photographic industry with this degree. You will study a range of photographic techniques and disciplines such as documentary, fashion, portraiture, fine art and commercial, allowing you to create independent briefs. Benefit from guest talks, practical projects and work-based learning to develop into a versatile photographer.

Pursue a personal specialism and build a career in photography with our foundation degree programme. You will gain the technical knowledge of how to use a variety of cameras and how to make the most out of available and studio lighting. Practical learning is underpinned by photographic historical and contextual understanding.

You will explore multiple aspects of photography, ranging from refining your ideas and concepts, to working in the industry. You will develop your creative vision and produce a professional portfolio capturing your talent. You will also visit art and photography festivals such as Liverpool Look Festival and Derby Format Festival.

We emphasise work-related learning so you’ll experience guest lecturers from industry speakers such as Tom Martin, Ian Beesley and Murat Özkasim. We also encourage international residential visits to engage with the international creative industry.

Modules

The modules you will study are designed to give you a grounding in photographic skill, processes, ideas and concepts. This is underpinned by academic, historical and contextual modules, with a focus on work related learning.

Level 4 (Year 1)
Introduction to the Photographic Industry (20 Credits)
Photographic Discourse (20 Credits)
Photographic Practice Ideas, Processes and Concepts (20 Credits)
Photographic Practice Portfolio (20 Credits)
Photographic Production Skills (20 Credits)
Professional Development (20 Credits)

Level 5 (Year 2)
Collaborative Project (20 Credits)
Contextualising Photography (20 Credits)
Contextualising Your Photographic Practice (20 Credits)
Extended Photographic Project (40 Credits)
Working in the Photographic Industry (20 Credits)

Assessment methods

You will be assessed in a variety of modes. This will vary depending on the style of module, you will be expected to undertake written work in the form of blogs, workbooks and essays. Presentations and portfolio reviews, along with practical submissions.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,950
per year
Scotland
£7,950
per year
Wales
£7,950
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Quarry Hill Campus

Department:

University Centre

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